Cloud Computing

When it comes to cloud computing, you need information, education and solutions. This section of blogs is written about cloud computing based on the products offered by ScanSource, Inc. and the vertical markets we sell into. Get news and analysis of the data center industry, cloud computing, the private cloud, energy efficient IT and Internet infrastructure.

Consumer Devices in the Enterprise and Mobile Apps

by Kevin Price January 11, 2013 AIDC

Every company on the planet either is, will be, or should be formulating their mobile engagement strategy with every major population in their ecosystem. From customers and partners to employees, the plan really should include EVERYONE. The enterprise should focus on the business objectives for each group within the ecosystem. The next step is to […]

Wi-Fi Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Showers

by Jake Shehan January 8, 2013 Cloud Computing

Contributed by: Marcus Burton, Technical Marketing, Ruckus Wireless Wireless architectures are undergoing an identity crisis. As Wi-Fi gains favor and usurps wired access, Wi-Fi capabilities are changing quickly, causing significant disparity in WLAN architectures and implementation models.

Coming to Partner Conference? Come a day early for your health!

by Nathan Lord August 29, 2012 Cloud Computing

As many of you may have already heard, ScanSource is throwing quite the party here in Greenville, SC Sept. 10-12 to celebrate 20 years of partnering with VARs in this industry. We’re rolling out the red carpet with Darius Rucker, BMWs, golf, guns… oh yeah, and some great content from some awesome speakers and manufacturers, […]

5 Reasons Why the Cloud is More Secure

by Kevin Price May 18, 2012 Cloud Computing

The first objection, and most common concern, I hear from customers about moving to cloud-based applications is security. How can we protect our data if it’s not on our servers, in our data center, and under our control? To answer the question, I first need to narrow our definition of the cloud. For the purposes […]

Cloud Basics Part 4: Virtualization – One of the Really Big Things

by Greg Dixon May 11, 2012 Cloud Computing
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When the moon is in the seventh house   and Jupiter aligns with Mars. Then peace will guide the planets             and love will steer the stars. This is dawning of the Age of-…  uh;…  Cloud Computing. People like to ask me questions about the Cloud, as if I were the one with answers.  One […]

Embrace Recurring Revenue, NOW!

by Kevin Price March 27, 2012 Business

I’ve gotten great feedback from my last blog, “Why the ‘as a Service (aaS)’ Model Changes Everything,” and wanted to follow that up with a deeper look at one of the things the aaS model impacts: revenue. AccuCode started down the aaS path back in 2003. I could write a book about all the challenges […]

Cloud Basics – Part 3: Three Service Models

by Greg Dixon January 5, 2012 Cloud Computing
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Cloud computing is really not such a new thing. I got out of college in 1977 with a degree in Electronics and a 7% loan for my four years of tuition. I didn’t have a clue how to make a living at this, so I went to Radio Shack and asked for a minimum wage […]

Why the “as a Service” Model Changes Everything

by Kevin Price January 4, 2012 Business

I call it an alignment of objectives. The “as a Service (aaS)” business model, in the information technology space, has been slowly taking over applications and sectors for the past decade. Now, cloud computing and the explosion of mobility are dramatically accelerating the pace of that conversion. The aaS model is much more than just […]

Confluence & Turbulent Times

by Kevin Price November 21, 2011 Business

In 2011, three big things came together that I believe over the course of the next few years will redefine the technology sector: mobility, cloud computing and the “as a Service” model. Apple iOS and Android have taken over the consumer smart phone space and created the tablet sector. They are both expanding exponentially and […]

Greg Dixon, ScanSource, Inc. CTO, says The Future is Cloudy at ScanSource POS and Barcoding 2011 North America Partner Conference

by Greg Dixon September 22, 2011 Cloud Computing